Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Book Review: Relaxing With God

Cover Art 

From the Back:

Jesus didn't come to get you to do more or work harder. He came to give you rest!
Jesus calls us to exchange the heavy yoke around our necks for something he said is "easy" and "light." So why are many Christians feeling weighed down and burned out? The simple answer is that we're constantly being told we should "do more" and "be more" for God.

Bestselling author Andrew Farley calls this what it is--works-based religion--and presents us with a surprising paradox: good works spring from spiritual rest. So if you long to experience true release from the crushing expectations that the world--and the church--often throws your way, you'll find lasting hope in this unexpected message.

My Reflections:

The title of this book along with the inviting cover design is what lead me to want to review this book. I mean who wouldn't want to kick back and relax in gods loving embrace?

The beginning of the book was quite the eye opener, the author tells "his story" and the drive he had as christian trying to win people for the lord. I thought to my self wow I know people like this! I love when the author uses life stories to drive his message home, it lends a personal touch to the writing, especially when it is as important as your christian walk.

Relaxing with God will enlighten you to the gospel of grace, a place to rest in and a loosening of the reigns. A uniquely different take on God's grace and the freeing power that is ours simply by accepting his gift.

The real meaning behind resting in Christ is not a sermon you often hear and it was quite a refreshing concept to ponder. I quite enjoyed Farley's ideas and gospel inspired message, there are a few places that may need some more thought, and studying before I fully commit to recommending this book, but all in all it was a surprisingly easy book to read and quite enjoyable as well.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
About the Author:

Andrew Farley

Andrew Farley

Andrew Farley is a bestselling author and pastor of Church Without Religion (ChurchWithoutReligion.com). He serves as a faculty adviser for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and frequently speaks at churches and university groups around the United States and...
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